DMOZ is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a passionate, global community of volunteers editors. It was historically known as the Open Directory Project (ODP).
The Republic of the Web
DMOZ provides the means for the Internet to organize itself. As the Internet grows, so do the number of net-citizens. These citizens can each organize a small portion of the web and present it back to the rest of the population, culling out bad content and adding just the best content.
The Open Directory of the Web
DMOZ was founded in the spirit of the Open Source movement, and is the only major directory that is 100% free. There is not, nor will there ever be, a cost to submit a site to the directory, and/or to use the directory's data. Its data is made available for free to anyone who agrees to comply with our free use license.
The Distributed Directory of the Web
DMOZ is the most widely distributed data base of Web content classified by humans. It serves as input to the Web's largest and most popular search engines and portals, including AOL Search, Google, Lycos, HotBot, and hundreds of others.
You Can Make a Difference
Like any community, you get what you give. DMOZ provides the opportunity for everyone to contribute.
With just a few minutes of your time, you can help make the Web a better place, and be recognized as an expert on your chosen topic. For more information on becoming an editor, go here.
- General FAQs - Want more info? Check out some general FAQs about us in our Help area.
- Sites Using DMOZ Data - Category listing of sites, search engines, portals, etc. using DMOZ data.
- DMOZ in the News and Media - News, articles and other reports about DMOZ.
- Linking to DMOZ - Show your support by linking to us from your site.
- Downloading DMOZ Data - Get the directory for your site. It's free and available to everyone.
- Free Use License - License governing use of DMOZ data.
- Social Contract - Our commitment and promise to all net-citizens to keep DMOZ a free and open resource.